Book Feature & Review - Haunt My Heart by Lisa Medley
Today I have the thrill of bringing you another great book from my good friend Lisa Medley! When she sent this to me, I couldn't put it down. I devoured it when it was still in the raw form and I loved every minute.
A Civil War soldier is hexed and dies to save his men. Can he find true love to live again? Sarah Knight has a job she’s good at, a quirky BFF, and a boyfriend who’s bad for her. When Sarah unearths a Civil War artifact on a ghost hunt at Chatham Manor in Fredericksburg, VA, she brings home more than a souvenir.
Lieutenant James “Tanner” Dawson fought for the Union, working as a supernatural liaison for his Major General in a secret Masonic offset called the Brothers of Peril. When he’s hexed by a witch, he learns the only way to save his men is to die himself. But death is not the end. Awakening 150 years later, he knows if he wants to be corporeal again, he has to find true love to break the hex: a task no easier in 21st century than it was in the 19th.
Review:Lisa Medley has entered a whole new territory with Haunt My Heart. We expect monsters out of her and she delivers, mingling monsters, men and major trouble for her characters.
Sarah Knight is skeptic about the ghost tour her best friend drags her on. The whole experience is kind of a bust, but before she leaves Chatham Manor, she finds an old and mysterious ring. She doesn't know it contains the spirit of a cursed Civil War soldier. Lieutenant James "Tanner" Dawson was the paranormal liaison between the Union army and the witch they employed to help ensure their win at Fredericksburg. When he spurns her advances, she curses him to an eternity inside a ring unless he can find true love. How can a ghost win the heart of a living woman if he can't communicate with her directly? Why, he writes letters, of course! And he discovers that if he can pull from the energy of others, he can not only write, but he can become corporeal as well. As Sarah learns about the curse that ruined Tanner's life and plagues his death, others turn onto the fact that she's researching him and a powerful old grimoire. If they survive the danger, maybe they can free him from the ring. But a hex isn't easy to break and the results could free him or tear them apart until the end of time. As always, Lisa's characters are deep, sympathetic, and human in all the best ways. The writing is a nice blend of funny and touching, and the whole story will leave you wanting more from the mind of Medley. I couldn't put this book down because it incorporated my love of history, the paranormal, and deep romance.